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Audemars Piguet. A Rare Stainless Steel Wristwatch with Date and Bracelet
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Audemars Piguet. A Rare Stainless Steel Wristwatch with Date and Bracelet

SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, ROYAL OAK, REF. 5402, NO. A1874, MOVEMENT NO. 146'160, CASE NO. 80'874, CIRCA 1973

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Audemars Piguet. A Rare Stainless Steel Wristwatch with Date and Bracelet
Signed Audemars Piguet, Royal Oak, Ref. 5402, No. A1874, Movement No. 146'160, Case No. 80'874, Circa 1973
Cal. 2121 automatic jewelled movement, hobnail blue dial, applied luminous baton numerals, luminous hands, outer minute divisions, aperture for date, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, octagonal screwed bezel, octagonal case back secured by eight screws, stainless steel Audemars Piguet link bracelet and deployant clasp, case, dial, and movement signed
39mm diam.

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Lot Essay

In 1972, Audemars Piguet introduced the Royal Oak model, made entirely out of stainless steel. Designed by Gerald Genta, the watch featured an octagonal screwed bezel, inspired by a ship's porthole. Audemars Piguet produced the Royal Oak in a series of 1000 watches, hoping that the model would appeal to customers of luxury watches. A second series of 1000 Royal Oak "A" serial numbers was produced before they progressed on to the "B" series, "C" series, and so on.

The present watch is part of the first 2000 Royal Oaks every created, with the serial number "A1874". It has an original "A" series dial, with the AP logo above the 6 o'clock, and reads "Swiss" below the 6 o'clock. The present watch is a fine example of a Royal Oak "A" Series maintaining much of it's original charm and integrity.

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